On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 New Madrid County Central held its graduation ceremony. The class of 2017 had 7 valedictorians and a total of 95 graduates.
The valedictorians were: Annemarie Brown, Kaitlyn Long, Matt Givens, Eddie Maxwell, Josh Williams, Erica Palmer, and Katherine Madigan. The various seniors were awarded 144 scholarships for a sum total of $899.150.
A few days after graduation, some of the seniors returned to the schools to do the first ever senior walk at all the elementary schools.